Solutions Architect – Security

Location: Remote

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

OVERVIEW: Scope – This Solution Architect role is responsible for leading technology security design and solutioning for our cloud, data center, and edge compute platforms in support of business initiatives and operational excellence. Deliverables – The Solution Architect will own and drive the creation of technical and security solution designs. They will deliver this by working with Product and Engineering teams to improve security posture while driving standards and governance of product and foundations technologies. They will work with domain architects, cloud platform leaders, and product engineering teams to guide teams to a technical design which includes reference patterns, meets enterprise standards, cross-domain platform strategies, and foundational technology. They will evangelize security hardening and resilient design solutions across infrastructure, network, and cloud services collaborating with security reliability engineering teams. The Solution Architect will be hands-on and collaborate with engineering and platform teams to build and deliver technology solution examples and proof-of-concepts for reference architectures. Impact – The Solution Architect drives foundational technology designs across all aspects of the company through their experience, leadership, and deliverables. They are a catalyst to champion DevOps capabilities, Reliability Engineering practices, and security hardening leveraging forward-looking technologies and platforms. Partnerships – A Solution Architect works across many functions to drive a solution-driven design outcome for business initiatives. They work with product management, business leaders, domain architects, program management, and engineering leaders to build a well-designed technology solution view. A Solution Architect is a bridge between these teams thinking end-to-end on design.

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Technical Leadership – Stays current on emerging technical trends, patterns, and solutions for domain. Acts as resident security expert for how digital experience and retail are changing and influences business and technical teams. Develops and maintains a security architecture process that enables the enterprise to develop and implement security solutions and capabilities that are clearly aligned with business, technology and threat drivers. Drafts security procedures and standards to be reviewed and approved by executive management and/or formally authorized by the chief information security officer (CISO) or the individual responsible for overall security direction. Aligns security solutions to strategic technology platform, data, cloud and reference architecture patterns and capabilities. Solution Leadership – Produces and maintains security views and roadmaps. Ensures these are accurate, pragmatic and actionable within product and foundations teams, and to business leaders. Maintains a consistent solution architecture design. Maintains views into current state, risks and recommendations towards directional roadmaps. Drives execution for large business initiatives including documentation, roadmaps, communication and alignment of security solutions architecture into business, product and technical plans. Mentoring – Organizes discussions, planning and technical design for solution with engineering leadership. Helps assist and drive domain roadmap vision into actionable steps for engineering leaders. Mentors infrastructure and software engineers in solution architecture practices including implementing proof of concepts and reviewing technology solutions and code with team. Leads and organizes applications of technology patterns, approaches, practices and technical design maturity to a business solution. Shares best practices, lessons learned and constantly updates the technical system architecture requirements based on changing technologies, and knowledge related to recent, current, and upcoming vendor products and solutions. Solution Delivery – Acts as lead for security architecture for one or more business solutions that ensures critical thinking, security standards compliance, collaboration, alignment versus broader architecture decisions and input into domain roadmaps. Finds ways to embed processes, patterns, tooling and automation to improve architectural maturity. Updates and maintains technical domain leadership on reviews, risks and domain technical direction. Responsible for ensuring that architected solutions are implemented to standards.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or other Engineering with additional job experience. 7-10 yeas of experience as a security architect for cloud technology and on-prem infrastructure. Retail experience a plus. Experience in leading complex, cross-functional initiatives with ownership of technical delivery and design authority. Knowledge of coding languages such as Object-Oriented programming used for infrastructure automation back-end service development such as GoLang, Python, JavaScript, Ruby, or Perl. Strong experience with SDLC practices using Source Code Management Systems such as GitHub, GitLab, BitBucket, and Azure DevOps. Strong understanding of system deployment and development patterns for scale including blue/green, canary, CI/CD, and reliability engineering including disaster recovery and high availability design. Experience with a variety of software stacks/technologies including but not limited to Cloud SAAS and PAAS offerings, Cloud Data/Storage platforms, Cloud, IoT and container architectures, Streaming and Queue technologies, Restful Microservice APIs Expert knowledge of GRC and Cyber Engineering capabilities (Network and Endpoint Protection, Firewall Management, Threat Intelligence, Digital Fraud, IAM, etc.) Deep knowledge of security domain standards, and trends with respect to cloud infrastructure best practices and Least Privilege methodology. Experience with working directly with Product Development teams and Business Leaders on capability sequencing, scoping, and dependency mapping. Experience with programs delivering solutions containing Cloud Native architectures, cloud strategy implementation, and re-architecting on-prem applications. Experience delivery of Reference, Solution, Data, and Infrastructure architecture including Reference Architectures and Reference Implementations. Experience in leveraging automation for cyber tool management and configuration, and telemetry for incident management.